Stand Up to Racism Conference, Sat 17th, 1pm – 5pm
INDEPENDENCE LIVE will cover the Stand up to Racism Scotland national conference to bring together speakers, organisations and other activists to discuss how to tackle the rise of Islamophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and how we defend civil liberties.
The news that a pregnant woman was assaulted, racially abused and tragically lost her baby in an attack in Milton Keynes is a horrible confirmation of the rise of racism.
The attack follows on from the murder of a Polish man, Arkadiusz Jozwik in Harlow, a further assault on two Polish men in the same town and another attack in Leeds.
Registration 12 to 1pm, register (free) for the Stand up to Racism Scottish Conference https://www.facebook.com/events/286878484996789
The conference will feature an impressive line-up of speakers representing political, civil and trade union organisations in Scotland and includes:
Sandra White, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin
Pauline McNeill, Labour MSP
Helen Martin, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress
Amal Azzudin, Glasgow Girls Campaigner & community worker
Ade Johnston, Sheku Bayoh Campaign
Jock Morris, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees
Mohammad N Asif, Director of Afghan Human Rights Foundation
Penny Gower, Edinburgh College EIS
Nicola Fisher, EIS Vice President
Richard Haley, Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
Charlotte Ahmed, Unite Against Fascism
Picture courtesy of Stand up to Racism
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